Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, is dropping her $30 million lawsuit against Woods’ estate, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.
Erica Herman’s lawyer filed for dismissal of the lawsuit on June 29, pending Herman’s appeal of a judge’s decision that she must abide by a 2017 nondisclosure agreement she allegedly signed with Woods.
“The Plaintiff, Erica Herman, by and through her undersigned counsel, hereby dismisses without prejudice her Complaint, filed on October 26, 2022, pending resolution of the appeal in Herman v. Woods and determination of whether her claims are subject to arbitration,” the filing said, according to Post.
A hearing in the case was scheduled for August, but it has since been canceled.
Herman alleged in that public lawsuit that she had an oral tenancy agreement to stay at the residence for about five more years. She claimed more than $30 million in damages after she said she was locked out of the home in violation of the agreement.
In Herman’s appeal to release her from the NDA, Herman’s attorney disputes the validity of the NDA, which required her to keep her private life with Woods confidential. The disputed NDA also required her to resolve any disputes between the two former lovers in private arbitration proceedings instead of public court.
But Herman said she doesn’t remember signing it and even cited new federal laws that invalidate NDAs and forced arbitration agreements in cases of sexual harassment or assault.
By appealing the case, she will likely argue the judge was wrong and that it was never established with evidence the NDA is valid. Woods’ attorney has denied the sexual harassment allegation, which stemmed from her time as an employee at Woods’ restaurant in Florida.
In court records, Herman stated Woods pursued a sexual relationship with her when she was his employee, then forced her to sign an NDA about it – or be fired from her job if she did not.,
USA Today’s Brent Schrotenboer contributed reporting to this article.